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: : Ive just been on a cabinetmaking course( not in the US,Burma or Liberia!!) where the accuracy unit of length was 0.1 of a mm - how does this degree of accuracy get achieved in the US. 1/64 of an inch doesnt come close
Just curious
Niven
: The metric system is increasingly being used in the U.S. as a
: matter of convenience only by some businesses, individuals and
: government agencies (e.g.; military), but the U.S. is NOT
: officially on the metric system. There was a move underway in
: the 1970's to convert, but it never happened. Here's what
: Wikipedia has to say:

: "Only three nations out of 203 have not officially adopted the
: International System of Units as their primary or sole system of
: measurement: Burma, Liberia, and the United States of America.
: The United States is the only industrialised country in the
: world that has not adopted the International System of Units as
: its predominant system of measurement."

: "In 1981, the United States Metric Board (USMB) reported to
: Congress that it lacked the clear Congressional mandate
: necessary to bring about national conversion. Because of this
: ineffectiveness and an effort of the Reagan administration to
: reduce federal spending, the USMB was disbanded in autumn of
: 1982."

: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Metric_system
: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Metric_system_in_the_United_States

: John

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